Matthew Morrison and Disney are teaming up for a new album of classic Disney cover tunes. The Tony- and Emmy-nominated entertainer is slated to release his first album with Walt Disney Records in early 2020, and it will feature a personally curated collection of familiar favorites.
“I have never felt so much joy and connection in making an album,” Morrison says in a statement. “Every note, every word I sang was for my son, Revel James. There’s a beautiful feeling of nostalgia that is forever connected to the Disney catalog, and my goal was to deliver an album that reconnects us all to the magic of youth.”
“Matthew has so many talents and we are thrilled that he is putting his voice to Disney classics that are so personal to him,” says Disney Music Group President Ken Bunt.
The upcoming album will be Morrison’s first full-length album since 2013’s Where It All Began. Before that, Morrison issued a self-titled effort in 2011. Morrison has of course been featured on a bevy of Glee albums and singles, in addition to the Broadway cast recordings of Hairspray (2002), the 2008 revival of South Pacific and Finding Neverland (2015).
There’s no word yet on what Disney songs Morrison will cover for the project.
Morrison is repped by Podwall Entertainment and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Passman and Brown.
Matthew will also be at the Disney Music Emporium pavilion at Disney D23 Expo on Saturday, August 24 in Anaheim, CA.